Happy Saturday ya’ll!
Hope your weekend is off to a great start. Mine sure is. The Wild won last night, I took a walk in the glorious sunshine this morning, did a little shopping, and tonight I’ve got a bachelorette party for one of my high school friends. And then tomorrow of course, is Mother’s Day.
I know a lot of people say this, but it’s true for me. My mom is one of my all-time best friends. Sure there were times in middle school and early high school where we didn’t get along quite as well. I of course thought she was too strict (but now am grateful she was!). And I’m sure I wasn’t always the sweetest child, especially during those pre-teen years. Since college however, we’ve become closer and closer as the years go on. There aren’t a lot of days that go by without talking to my mom (just ask the fiancé!), and on the days I don’t I often think of her and wonder how her day is going. We talk about everything (well, almost everything) and I can truly go to her whenever I need advice, a hug, or a good belly laugh. And now that my dad has passed, I cherish that I still have one parent alive, and can promise you I will not take that for granted.
So, happy mother’s day moms (and mamma’s to be!). You deserve as great of a day as you are a mother!
With that, today I’d like to share with you a recipe for my new favorite smoothie. It’s super simple, super delicious, and super healthy! With the addition of cocoa nibs, it even gives me the excuse to eat chocolate in the morning (and not feel guilty about it!). Not to mention, it’s got loads of protein (with the Greek yogurt and almond butter) and fiber (with the banana, chia seeds, and cocoa nibs). Perfection, in a glass!
Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
1 cup organic Greek yogurt or Kefir
1 banana (frozen preferably)
2 TBSP almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 TBSP cocoa nibs
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 tsp honey or agave (optional)
Combine all ingredients in blender or bullet and blend until smooth.
This will be a THICK smoothie. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, consider using Kefir or adding a few extra ice cubes.
If using an unfrozen banana, consider adding a few ice cubes before blending to make sure it’s cold enough.
If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add honey or agave until desired sweetness.
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please!
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- 1 cup organic Greek yogurt
- 1 banana (frozen preferably)
- 2 TBSP almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1 TBSP cocoa nibs
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 tsp honey or agave (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in blender or bullet and blend until smooth.